Meditation: What and Why?

 

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“Meditation is training for the mind, to help it develop the strengths and skills it needs to solve its problems. The mediation technique taught in this book …(mindfulness of breathing, leading to insight)….is a skill aimed at solving the mind’s most basic problem: the stress and suffering it brings on itself through its own thoughts and actions.”

 

from the Introduction to With Each and Every Breath  by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff), the abbott of Metta Forest Monastery, Valley Center CA.

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